Okay well, let’s say mainly vegetarians and pescatarians on occasion. Okay, let’s say lacto-ovo-vegetarians. (Considering till August we were eating raw steak, it’s a pretty good start towards a diet switch!)
- It’s healthier: We watched Forks Over Knives. Their research led them to conclude that degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed, by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet.
- You have more control over what you are eating: You often don’t know what the animal you are eating, has been eating. So, why would you, in your sane mind, eat it?
- It can reverse climate change: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has concluded that “the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” According to the Racing Extinction website: Animal agriculture alone is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane). This is more than the emissions from every single car, train, and plane on the planet combined.
- It’s a really easy way to contribute to helping the planet.
Start with this #byebyebeef and make a difference!
If you can’t stand the thought of never eating a burger again, try being a Weekday Vegetarian. This video was the beginning of my shift. It’s only 4 minutes long; watch it!